Nowata (Lenape: Nuwatu, Nuwi ta ) is a city and county seat of Nowata County, Oklahoma,United States.The population was 3,731 at the United States Census, 2010, a 6.0 percent decline from 3,971 at the 2000 census.
Nuwatu, Nuwi ta
Mural in Nowata
Location of Nowata within Oklahoma
Nowata is located at Tulsa and 21 miles (34 km) south of the Kansas state line. (36.695409, -95.637546). It is 51 miles (82 km) north of
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), all land.
Nowata is the home of the coldest temperature ever recorded in the state of Oklahoma. A thermometer at an Oklahoma Mesonet site in Nowata recorded a low temperature of -31 °F on the morning of February 10, 2011. A week later, the high temperature was 79 °F, 110 degrees higher.
Nowata is served by Nowata Public Schools:
Nowata was the setting for the 1998 movie Possums (film). In the movie, a man played by Mac Davis tries to bring back the town's cancelled high school football program. Scenes were filmed in town and guest starred Barry Switzer and many locals.